“ Type: Cheesecake „
I am a brand new member to Dooyoo, but I have been reading other peoples reviews on products for a while now. I have been meaning to join for a while now so I can make my own reviews to share with you all, so today I finally kept the packaging of this cheesecake and savoured every bite so I could tell you guys about it!
~ Price and availability ~
This cheesecake is only available in Iceland stores or at www.iceland.com. It is an extremely reasonable price at only £1.00! These days you can't usually get a half decent dessert for that kind of price so it's a truly indulgent bargain!
The packaging for this sticky toffee cheesecake is now updated from the one Dooyoo is showing. I think the new design is actually much nicer! The box is no longer plain orange, It has white and caramel coloured stripes to go with the toffee theme. There is an image of the delicious looking cheesecake on the front with a piece cut out of it to reveal it in all its gloopy glory! It clearly shows the different creamy coloured layers of base, cheese, caramel, cream and toffee sprinkles. The price is also displayed clearly on the front as is the name of the product and a label stating it's an improved recipe which maybe explains the revamp in the box design. I am also instructed to keep it frozen and told the use by date in the corner which is actually very reasonable but as it's a frozen dessert it wouldn't really matter. The back of the box states various bits of information including nutrition, storage, defrost instructions and ingredients (which I will come to at the end.
**The box is made from cardboard which can be recycled of course!**
~ The product it's self and the most important TASTE! ~
On opening the product (which was actually very easy to do) you don't really get a smell. I was a little disappointed that I didn't get any toffee smelling aromas but the taste defiantly made up for that. Sliding the cheesecake out of the box you notice it's in a deep foil tray which is unfortunately a little bit of a battle to release from the cheesecake, I had to get my scissors. From this point on you can already tell you have value for money as the cheesecake is really quite a decent size and thickness. It's recommended to serve 6 but of course that depends how greedy you are. I cut it into six equal portions quite easily and served to my family (some chose to add pouring cream but I didn't because I wanted to make sure I tasted it in its 'natural' state :D). Plunging your spoon into the cheesecake you can feel the soft oozy layers glide onto your spoon, I have to say the cheesecake did look a little too nice to eat as it had such perfectly piped cream. Putting the cheesecake into my mouth I was hit with an extremely sweet taste sensation. Which I love as I have a HUGE sweet tooth! All of the flavours complimented each other perfectly; I especially enjoyed the toffee sauce that was generously drizzled on top of the toffee flavoured cheese. The base was quite thin, but was crisp. The only thing that let this down ever so slightly was the artificial tasting cream, I'm not sure it was needed as it just tasted like air, but hey the other flavours made it up for me.
~ Other important bits of information you may or may not want to know~
The whole product weighs in at 455g
There are 240 calories per 1/6th of the cheesecake as sold
It contains egg, gluten and milk and may contain nuts. Although it is suitable for vegetarians
Takes 4 hours to defrost in the fridge or 2 hours at room temperature
~over all verdict~
I think this cheesecake is scrummy! It so worth the £1 you pay for it and maybe a little bit more. My family thought so too, who cleared their plates. It's deliciously creamy but I don't think people who don't like sweet things will get as much satisfaction out of eating this as I did because it IS very sweet. It's definitely one of my favourite shop-bought cheesecakes, it has just the right amount of everything and it all goes so well together!
I've been buying this Iceland sticky toffee cheesecake for about a year now. I am not actually sure how long Iceland have been doing it for, but it was ony a year ago that i had noticed it! Before this, the sort of cheesecakes i would buy most frequently were strawberry or chocolate ones.
I noticed that this cheesecake was very cheap; the box even has the price printed on it ( so i am guessing it will remain at only £1.00 for quite some time!). That is an incredibly low price for a great tasting cheesecake.
I like the idea of the toffee flavour and the picture of the cheesecake on the box does make it look very appealing. The box size is 455g. Now, because i can sometimes be a little greedy when it comes to sweets, cakes and chocolates, i will usually have a quarter of the cheesecake which is ample i think for an adult. That means its only £0.25pence for a decent sized portion. You wont find cheesecakes at that price in cafes/restaurants!
On the box, it states that this is an 'improved recipe'. The cheesecake itself has the usually lovely crumbly digestive biscuity base (which i love) with the thicker layer of actual toffee flavour cheesecake. The top layer has the nice creamy taste with smooth toffee sauce and sweet flavoured caramel curls.
Im not a lover of what i would call huge cheesecakes. By this i mean cheesecakes with a really thick cheescake layer. I find that it is just too much and with those types in my view you dont get enough base or topping for me to go with that ammount of cheesecake. I find these smaller thinner layered cheesecakes to be much more appealing to my taste.
This particuar cheesecake really is lovely; the toffee taste/flavour is great and combined together it goes very well. This is now one of my favourite cheesecakes and i buy it on a regular basis, even though im suppossed to be on a sort of diet! My partner now loves this too and he once admitted to me that he ate a whole one of these cheesecakes in one night!! I can't say i blame him though, as i have eaten half of one before!
There are lots and lots of ingredients in this cheesecake!
Cheesecake contains; cream, low fat soft cheese, low fat youghurt, sugar, egg, vegetable margarine (rapseed oil, water, palm fat, emulsifier, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids; acidity regulator, citric acid); wheat four, modified maize starch, dried skimmed milk, wheat starch, water, salt, emulsifier; mono and diglycerides of fatty acids.
Biscuit base contains; digestive biscuit (wheat flour, vegetable margarine (rapseed oil, palm oil, palm fat, water, coconut fat, emulsifier; mono and diglycerides of fatty acids; acidity regulator; citric acid) Sugar, low fat yoghurt, wheat germ, invert sugar syrup, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate); vegetarian whey converter (milk), acidity reguator; citric acid; salt; flavouring; vegetable margarine (rapsed oil, palm oil, palm fat, water, cocnut fat, emulsifier; mono and diglyrcerides of fatty acids; acidity regulator; citric acid); sugar.
Sweetened cream contains; cream, sugar, water, modified maize starch, whole milk powder, emulsifier; acetic acid esters of mono and diglycerides of fatty acids; acidity regulators; calcium sulphate, sodium citrates, citric acid; thickener; sodium alginate.
Toffee sauce contains; sugar, glucose fructose syrup, sweetened condensed skimmed milk (milk, sugar), palm fat, water, caramelised sugar, thickeners; pectins, sodium alginate; emulsifier; mono and digylercides of fatty acids; flavouring, salt.
Caramel flavour curls contain; sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, fat reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier; ammonium phosphatides; flavouring, colour; beta carotene, gluten.
This cheesecake has 309 kcal per 100g/ 235 kcal per 1/6th of the cake. So theres alot of calories in it!
It is suitable for vegetarians.
You can defrost in the fridge for 4 hours or defrost at room temperature for 2 hours. If you want to eat it a little quicker i would suggest slicing up the cake into quarters; i have then found it is usally ready in about 90 minutes. The box states that once defrosted it must be kept in the fridge and consumed within 24 hours. I would agree with this.
This is a lovely tasting cheesecake; well worth a £1.00. Highly recommend!
My boyfriend was down to visit, so I thought I would make a little bit of an effort and do a three course meal. I am not a big cook, so I don't want to spend the afternoon making cake for dessert. I know he gets most of his shopping from Iceland, so on my way back from work I popped in to pick up dessert.
Along the dessert aisle I found trifle, ice cream, sponge cake, cheesecake, gateau, ice lollies among other deserts. I chose the cheesecake because we are both huge cheesecake fans, and I had a choice between Strawberry and Toffee. I chose toffee over strawberry because it fulfils my sweet tooth craving much better.
I got the cheesecake home and read the packaging, it takes 2 hours to defrost at room temperature and 4 hours to defrost in the fridge. I defrosted it in the fridge and 5 hours later when I cut into it, it was thoroughly defrosted.
The cheesecake is in a plastic dish inside a cardboard box, the plastic dish makes it a little difficult to plate up. The first slice ends up looking that it has done a round with Mike Tyson, I like desserts that have a base and a length of card/plastic wrapped round the sides because this can be removed making cutting and plating up a lot easier. When I did cut in I found the cheesecake to be a little mushy (only slightly denser than the cream) and usually the cheesecakes I buy are quite dense virtually solid.
To the taste: the toffee centre was lovely; good flavour, nice combination between soft toffee and hard crispy curls. The cream tasted like cream (I am not a fan of cream so I cannot really judge whether it was good cream or not). The "cheese" section was rather tasteless and not the same consistency as I was used to. However, I did really like the base because it stayed together rather than crumbling and it had a nice crunch to it to counteract the softness of the rest of the desert.
I probably wouldn't buy this dessert again for myself, I would rather spend another £1 or £2 and get a better quality cheesecake. However, if I was hosting a party focused around liqueur with a buffet table then I would definitely put this out for my guests, who probably wouldn't appreciate the extra couple of pound spent on a decent cheese cake after a few pints of beer or a couple of glasses of wine.
Ok, in my previous reviews I said something about living light and healthy but I just couldn't resist the Iceland Sticky Toffee Cheesecake for only 1 Pound - and to be honest, I don't regret it!
The cheesecake is delicious and a real bargain for only 1 Pound. But I have to say that I also tried the strawberry various which I prefer to the Toffee cake. Good for my friend as he prefers the Toffee version.
Look & Taste
The cheesecake looks really tempting when you take it out of the box. It doesn't look like the usual frozen cakes you get, meaning that this one looks like a real proper cake with the cream around it and the caramel flakes on top.
As almost all Iceland products the cake is frozen when you buy it. Defrosting the cake takes around 3 hours and a bit longer if you defrost it in the fridge. That's quite a time to wait when you have that lovely cake smiling at you!
When it's finally ready to serve you'll encounter the first and only problem with the cake - the biscuit is very crumbly and it is almost impossible to cut a peace out and but it on a plate without crumbling most of the biscuit.
Once on a plate the cake looks great, 1 inch of orange biscuit, 1 inch of toffee coloured cheesecake and the top with the sticky toffee and caramel flakes surrounded by cream.
All three layers taste great and work very well together. The biscuit is a little bit too sweet for me but that is the only critics point.
The cheese layer is nice and soft with a sweet taste of toffee. I didn't read the packing properly so I was quite surprised by its intense toffee flavour.
The Toffee does what it says on the packing, it's sticky, it's sweet and it's lovely! I guess that my favourite part of the whole cake is the caramel flakes - I could easily eat the toffee and ignore everything else.
I have to say that I don't like the cream, the cake it already sweet enough and doesn't need this extra topping.
All in all it is a great cake with a lovely taste and absolutely ok for pudding after a family dinner. It's a bit too rich and sweet for me and as the biscuit is quite dominant it's also very heavy. Something that is better enjoyed in winter than in summer!
Ingredients & Nutrition
On the front label Iceland informs us that no hydrogenated fats, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and GM ingredients were used to produce the cheesecake. All other nutrition information can be found on the back of the box.
*Cream (23%), Digestive Biscuit (18), Sugar, Toffee Sauce (12%), Low fat soft cheese (9%), Low fat yogurt, Vegetable Margarine, Glucose Syrup, Caramel Curls (1.5%), Egg, Milk powder, flavourings and colours
The cake is suitable for Vegetarians but not for Vegans as it is (obviously) with cheese, egg and milk.
The nutrition info per 1/6 of the cheesecake:
*Protein - 4.1g
*Carbohydrate - 29.2g
*Fat - 11.0g
*Fibre - 0.6g
*Sodium - 0.2g
*Salt - 0.4g
1/6 of the cheesecake is actually not much, I can easily eat ¼ for pudding when I'm really in the mood for cheesecake.
Price & Value
The 455g Toffee Cheesecake will cost you only one Pound. That's a great prize fort his lovely Cheesecake and given that it is enough for 4 to 6 people it's a real bargain.
I quite like the size of it, I'd never consider buying a big cake just for me and my friend but this is just the right amount for a nice pudding and a snack the next day.
Of course it is incredibly unhealthy - as you'd expect from a cheesecake - but Iceland used good ingredients and sometimes you should allow yourself a little treat.
Well worth the price!
Crunchy biscuit base topped with a deep layer of toffee flavour cheesecake, sticky toffee sauce decorated with sweetened cream and caramel curls.